SALLAERT, Anthonis
(b. 1580/90, Bruxelles, d. 1650, Bruxelles)


Anthonis Sallaert (Sallaerts or Sallarts), Flemish painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He became a master painter in Brussels in 1613 and executed numerous commissions, mostly of a religious nature, for the Archduke Albert's court, the new Jesuit church and the town hall. He also made paintings for churches in the villages around Brussels, notably the cycle of 12 paintings depicting the History of the Church at Alsemberg for Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkerk at Alsemberg (1647-49; in situ). Secular subjects, including mythological themes, occur in his tapestry designs, such as those for the Story of Theseus (c. 1620-35), woven in the Brussels workshop of Jan Raes the Younger (fl 1628-37).